As part of the new agreement ATS Euromaster will be rolling out a full Michelin tyre policy across the fleet.
The comprehensive policy, which includes monthly fleet checks by experienced tyre inspectors, using the company’s new FleetSure tool – an electronic device which enables ATS Euromaster to measure tread depth accurate to 0.1mm – allows British Gas’ tyres to be closely monitored, ensuring the maximum amount of mileage is extracted safely from every tyre and any issues are spotted quickly, reducing tyre-related downtime.
Commenting on the deal, Colin Marriott, general manager for fleet at British Gas, said: ‘It’s critical to British Gas that our fleet is maintained cost-effectively and to the highest degree of safety. This new contract with ATS Euromaster has helped us to meet these challenges.
‘We have a rigorous tyre maintenance programme in place which requires inspections four times a year and winter tyres fitted as standard all year round, but ATS Euromaster has really stepped up to the job. They have already checked 1,100 of our vans in the last two weeks alone, with excellent feedback received from our engineers.’
Michelin key account manager, Paul Brady added: ‘We are looking forward to supplying British Gas with the right tyres for their specific needs. This will include cold weather tyres, which continue to be popular with van fleets as they ensure vehicles are kept mobile even in the harshest of winter conditions.’
As part of the new agreement British Gas drivers receive a range of benefits, including access to ATS Euromaster’s network of approximately 345 service centres, more than 95% of which can accommodate large vans.
In the unlikely event of a tyre failure, British Gas also has access to the same nationwide 24/7 roadside rapid response as some of the UK’s largest truck fleets, ensuring vehicles are back on the road as quickly as possible.